Siguniang (4 Sisters) Trekking Via Chanzi Pass - 9 Days
Mt. Siguniang area is a stunning 4 peaked mountain range (the highest 6250 m) in the North West of Sichuan. It is possible to join tours climb the 1st and 2nd peaks, but the 3rd and 4th are serious mountaineering expeditions. The local culture is predominantly Tibetan.
The Changping to Bipeng Valley Trek is one the most classic hikes through the scenic Mt. Siguniang mountain range. The group will need to be self-sufficient for two and a half days to ascend the Changping Valley to the 4668m pass and descend down into the Bipeng valley and along to the road head the end of the hike. In the Changping Valley you group will be supported by pack horses but the hike over pass is too step and narrow for horses, so a team of porters will help transport the groups gear into the Bipeng Valley until pack horses can be used the other side. The last 3km of the walk will be unsupported.
During the tour we will experience the stunning scenery of the Mt Siguniang area and experience the warmth of the local minority Tibetan people and its cultures.
Best Season Apr to Oct
Altitude 4660 meter
Airport to Chengdu Town
Overnight in Chengdu. (Hotel)
Chengdu - Rilong
Drive from Chengdu to Rilong via Dujiangyan and Wolong for 6 hours under good traffic condition. Arrive in Rilong, the small stopover town at the entrance of Mt Siguniang scenic zone. Walk around in Rilong to acclimatize ourselves. Shop for basic supplies if necessary. (B, D) (Hostel)
Visit The Shuangqiao valley
After 08:30am start, you will head by local bus to see one of the three Mt. Siguniang valleys. You will follow the ancient trekking trail along ShuangQiao Valley and visit a number of scenic spots along the valley, biggest white pagoda in the Mt Siguniang area.(B,D) (Hostel)
Rilong - Muluozi
Starting from Changping, we walk into Changping Valley and have the first glimpse of the snow-capped mountains of Siguniang(optional electric car ride from the entrance to the Lamasery). Walk northward in the jungles and forest along the rustling stream on the wooden planks before we pass a Lamasery. Brassica in spring and maple in fall. Changping Valley is one of the three valleys of Mt Siguniang that has beautiful views. Arrive at Muluozi at the foot of Yaomei Peak (highest peak of the four sisters) and camp. (Approx 6h)(B,L,D) (Camping)
Muluozi - Chazi Camp
Continue our trekking by walking in the dense forest. Enjoy the views of Snow Mountains, pasturing yaks and blooming flowers. Be aware of the muddy trail underfoot during rainy days. Gradual ascent as yesterday, we have plenty time and views for camera stops. Arrive at Chanzi Camp when the valley turns westward in the afternoon. (Approx 5h) )(B,L,D) (Camping)
Chazi Camp - Bipeng Camp
Hardest day on our trek. We set out and ascend for 800 meters before we reach the top. Quite steep at first and then we have open views of the Siguniang Mountains. Panoramic views and possibly view of Cloud Sea in the valley below from the mountain pass at an elevation of 4660 meters. Descend for near 900 meters down to Bipeng Valley on steep slope where some of sections of the trail are hardly recognizable. Camp at Bipeng Camp at when we reach the bottom. (Approx 7h) )(B,L,D) (Camping)
Bipeng Camp - Shanghaizi - Lixian
Bipeng Valley is at the north face of Siguniang Mountains. We set out from Bipeng Camp passing small lakes and waterfalls before we arrive at Shanghaizi where we depart our porter team and be transferred to Li County (Lixian) and check in hotel. (Approx 3h) (B) (Hostel)
Lixian - Chengdu
Head back to Chengdu from Li County via Qiang Village of Taoping and Dujiangyan. Arrive in Chengdu in the afternoon. (B)(Hotel)
Jalan Jalan Cari Makan
Transfer to airport and conclude the trip.
2. Car Transport
3. Gears: Camping tents, toilet tent, mattresses, sleeping bags and other gears as required
5. Twin sharing accommodation in economy hotels where available and guesthouses.
6. Food: During camping.
7. Necessary entrance fees to the tourist sites and parks.
8. Tax and service charge
9. Accommodation in Chengdu 2 or 3 star hotel included breakfast.
1. Flight & train tickets, departure tax and visa fees.
2. Any personal expenses
3. Single supplement additional cost RM500.
4. tipping (optional)
Price not applied during the busy holidays in China, including 1st week of Oct, 1st week of May
It Is for me?
For the trek on this trip the general rule is the more preparation you have done for it, the more you will enjoy it. The climb is pretty strenuous as we walk through hilly terrain with our back packs and the temperature is often hot and muggy changing to -5 Celsius at the top of Siguniang (4 sisters). MMG recommend that you undertake regular aerobic activities in 1 month before you trekking, particularly if you are not in the habit of regular exercise. Walking, jogging, swimming or riding a bike are all good ways to increase your aerobic fitness, which will allow you to enjoy the trek to its fullest. This trip is advisable to join MMG organize training trip before join the trip.
• The time schedule subject to change, any change MMG will let participants know early.
• If the trip not enough people MMG have the right to postpone or cancel the trip.